Uphill Downhill Technique by NFL and American Grit Tony Simmons
Tony, aka Touchdown Tony Simmons, is a former NFL and CFL receiver who played for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants and he currently coaches athletes in Europe and through his 6pointsAthletics program. Also, we were part of the original cast of “American Grit”, the John Cena hosted, military-inspired TV show where 16 athletes were mentored by real life military heroes for the chance for each team to win up to a million dollars.
Those of you who watched it may remember in the very first episode we were dropped off on top of a snowy mountain knowing no one and had to repel down a bridge to the stream below. True to form I totally lost it and freaked out. (There’s a reason why my blog is called ShesLosingIt.com and not ThisB****HasHerS***Together.com). Anyway Tony helped me overcome my fear and get down the bridge. In my last episode we faced off in a sprint competition running up a hill and, sadly, I didn’t win. On the upside though I don’t feel too bad having lost a sprinting competition to a former NFL player.
After that experience I was pretty much burned out on running , until my friend’s son got into a horrific car crash and was paralyzed from the neck down. His dad asked for my help to fundraise for his son’s medical expenses, and I gladly agreed. So I’m running the Austin half marathon for Johnny James Follis (you can donate to his YouCaring.com fundraising page here.) When I found out that the half marathon ends with a giant hill, I knew I needed help! So Tony made a video about uphill and downhill running techniques that you will find useful too. Here it is!
Any amount is greatly appreciated by JJ and his family!
Lisa Traugott is a Mom’s Choice Award winning writer, fitness blogger, wife and mom of two….and Original Cast Member of AMERICAN GRIT, starring John Cena, on FOX!!!
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